Sandall Road Safe and Healthy Streets Scheme

Closed 28 Jul 2021

Opened 24 Jun 2021


Proposal to make the motor vehicle restriction on Sandall Road permanent

About the Sandall Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme

To help respond to the transport challenges on our streets caused by the pandemic, and in line with our Camden Transport Strategy and Climate Action Plan, we have been making changes across Camden as part of our Safe and Healthy Streets Programme.

This included making trial changes on Sandall Road in late May 2020. These changes prevented traffic using this residential street as a cut-through between main roads by installing a motor vehicle restriction (via no Motor Vehicle signage and a bollard) on Sandall Road near the junction with Camden Road.

This consultation now asks local residents and stakeholders to give their views on whether the trial scheme should be made permanent after the end of the 18-month trial period.

We know from previous engagement with the local community and stakeholders during the Kentish Town Healthy Streets project that there was a concern that drivers are using Sandall Road to travel east west from the A503 (Camden Road) to the A400 (Kentish Town Road), and vice versa, through an area of residential streets and around Camden School for Girls. In order to respond to this issue, we implemented Sandall Road Safe and Healthy Streets scheme as trial, under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO). The decision report related to this ETO can be viewed here.

During the trial period of the scheme we have been collecting monitoring data which can be viewed in detail in the monitoring data sheet in the “Related Information” links at the end of this page. Headlines include:

  • Motor Traffic Reduction of 11% on count sites on local street network between Camden Road and Kentish Town Road
  • Improved air quality at all monitoring sites in the scheme area

Camden Council is open to working with the local community on additional measures in this area as part of a potential future scheme in this area. This scheme could build upon the engagement to date in the Kentish Town Healthy Streets Project, the Sandall Road Safe and Healthy streets scheme, The Sandall Road Healthy School Street, The Torriano Avenue Bus lane and footway widening schemes.

What we are now consulting on

Based on the monitoring data and the feedback received from residents and stakeholders during the trial period,  we are now consulting on making the motor vehicle traffic restriction on Sandall Road, near the junction with Camden Road, permanent.

Access to all properties on both sides of the restriction would be maintained, in line with the Healthy School Street restrictions, so residents will still be able to reach their homes by car and receive home deliveries but through-traffic would continue to be prevented. 

Pedestrians and those on bikes could continue to travel through at all times. Emergency services and bin collection teams can lower the bollard for access.

This consultation does not cover the Sandall Road Healthy School Street. A separate consultation on this scheme will take place later this year.

This consultation now asks local residents and stakeholders to give their views on whether the scheme should be made permanent after the end of the 18-month trial period.  

Full details can be found in the “Scheme Information Letter” and “Proposed Scheme Plan” links in the Related Information section below.

Why your views matter

This consultation will help further inform, alongside monitoring data collected and relevant policies, the Council’s decision as to whether, at the end of the trial period, the experimental scheme should be made permanent, modified (and, if so, whether with or without changes) or allowed to lapse.

The previous changes were implemented as a trial under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) for 18 months. We committed to undertaking a public consultation after around 12 months of the trail scheme, which is now being carried out, to seek the views of  local residents and stakeholders  as to whether or not the schemes should be made permanent after the end of the 18-month trial period. 

The final decision on whether to implement the proposed permanent measures will be made based on the feedback received during the ETO period, the results of monitoring data, relevant policies and other information, and this public consultation.

To view the plans and find out more about each proposal, click on the links in the Related Section at the bottom of this page.

This is your opportunity to comment.

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of what we are proposing.  As part of the processing of the data, your responses will be confidentially shared with Sustrans who are undertaking data analysis on our behalf.

What happens next

Your views, and those of everyone who contributes to this consultation, will be analysed and considered, alongside relevant data available on the scheme and in light of how the scheme aligns with our current policy objectives, in order to put forward recommendations on whether to proceed with the proposals.

After the consultation a decision report, considering the consultation responses, relevant policies and other data/information will be produced and published online. If the changes are approved to be made permanent the provisions of the Experimental Traffic Order would be made permanent. 


  • Cantelowes


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets